Scales played entirely by way of pinch harmonics

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kirolak
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Scales played entirely by way of pinch harmonics

Post by kirolak » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:02 am

Does anyone do this amazing feat? I am fortunate to have a dear friend who is something of a Monster guitarist, who can do this - I have tried & failed dismally!

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Re: Scales played entirely by way of pinch harmonics

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:15 am

Do you mean artificial harmonics?
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Re: Scales played entirely by way of pinch harmonics

Post by Rasputin » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:25 am

I suppose it is only really a pinch harmonic if you are using a pick.

I don't play scales that way but have been trying to get better at locating the half-way point for the higher frets... so I might give it a try.

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Re: Scales played entirely by way of pinch harmonics

Post by Todd Tipton » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:06 pm

I can do this on an electric guitar with lots of distortion. I've never found the technique very effective or useful on a classical guitar. Now I've gone and done it; I said NEVER! I just know it. There is a piece out there somewhere that utilizes this...lol
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Re: Scales played entirely by way of pinch harmonics

Post by Torrescaster » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:32 am

Don't know how you can do "pinch" harmonics without a pick and especially distortion.

If you simply mean right hand harmonics, I don't think playing a scale that was is ALL that hard assuming you're looking at the fingerboard, though doing it FAST might be. (I just picked up the guitar and did it. . .if I can. . .you can).

This isn't classical, and he's more than your average guitarist, but here's some good harmonic playing by Tommy Emmanuel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-q-aMnYXb8

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